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Women's Open 2021: Sweden's Anna Nordqvist wins major at Carnoustie

Women's Open 2021: Sweden's Anna Nordqvist wins major at Carnoustie

Sweden's Anna Nordqvist won her third major title after holding her nerve to claim the 2021 Women's Open on a thrilling final day at Carnoustie.

The 34-year-old was level with playing partner Nanna Koerstz Madsen on 12 under going down the last, keeping her composure to par and clinch victory as she watched the Dane double bogey.

England's Georgia Hall finished in a tie for second place on 11 under.

Scottish amateur Louise Duncan was tied 10th on seven under after a fine week.

While it was ultimately a painful ending for Koerstz Madsen, the thrilling battle between the last pairing going into the iconic 18th was a fitting finale.

At one point of the dramatic afternoon on the Scottish links, there was a six-way tie for the lead and a play-off looked likely to be the way in which the champion would be determined.

Hall, the 2018 winner, shot a five-under 67 which included two eagles to set the clubhouse lead and was later joined by Sweden's Madelene Sagstrom and Lizette Salas of the United States.

Sagstrom's bogey at the last proved costly for her and the trio's hopes of reappearing for extra holes in a play-off were dashed as Nordqvist navigated her way to victory. 

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